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.com. ullico, inc. solutions for the union workplace. the senate yet to vote on the designated chuck hagel and president warning that the defense department faces major major cuts and disruption if the sequester goes through as its scheduled to on march 1st. all big issues regarding the pentagon and that's her beat her new beat at politico pro, juana summers in studio with us defense reporter now for politico pro coming off of the hot campaign trail where we often talk to you, juana. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> do you like your new beat? >> never a dull moment. i don't think i got a vacation in between the two. it's out of the frying pan into the fire. >> bill: you are right in the middle of the fire right now. let's start with chuck hagle. a couple of republicans now come out and said they are going to vote for him. john mccain saying he would oppose any filibuster on his confirmation vote. >> it seems michael. there aren't. lined see gram of south carolina has indicated he would like to see president obama nominate someone else and chuck hagel'
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. >> jennifer: let me get your take on hagel's confirmation. apparently it has been postponed, the vote on it because they haven't finished doing the background check -- >> yeah, whenever you are postponing a vote, and levin is friendly here, if he doesn't want to count the votes, he doesn't want to have the vote. that's not good. there's a lot -- they are asking for different financial disclosures. we looked into hagel's service on the board of chevron. he made $300,000 there in 2011. they are a major government contractor. there are all kinds of financial considerations going on here. >> jennifer: and he would have to cut that. >> right. or put it in a blind trust. >> jennifer: very interesting. joe always you come with nuggets for us -- >> and i got to say fart on national television. my mother is very proud of me. >> jennifer: you got to state twice. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: up next the best of the rest, stick around. running out of aerosols can get pretty frustrating. try the air wick freshmatic. it automatically fills the air with its captivating scent.
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
and perhaps check hagel's nominations might depend on it, a white paper is leaked to nbc news. listen to the details of what the government thinks it is allowed to do. >> it provides detail, it fleshes out some of the arguments that have been made publicly and in ways that in some instances contrast with what has been said publicly. it specifically states that imminence does not mean that the united states has to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons or interest is underway. now, again remember, we're talking about targeted killings of americans. we're talking about making decisions based on secret intelligence, and we see in this memo that some of the definitions are a bit more eelastic and open to interpretation. >> is there a bigger power than executing your own citizens without checking with any other body. normally, you check with the judiciary, do you think these people are guilty? now our executive branch says, we're the judge jury and executioner. we all got together and decided you know what, here's some u.s. citizens we'd like to execute. let's just make